Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated he holds no regrets following his touchline handbags with Jose Mourinho during their 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge yesterday, Sky
A robust challenge from Gary Cahill brought furious Arsenal reactions all over the pitch before Wenger headed into the Chelsea technical area during a touchline bust up – with the Frenchman first pushing Mourinho away before appearing to then go head to head with him in a second clash during the altercation.
The war of words between the two managers has rumbled on for a number of seasons now, and Mourinho had refused to apologise for last term when he branded the Arsenal a ‘specialist in failure’ following their nine year trophy drought before the match.
It seemed the Portuguese had finally got under Wenger’s skin before and during the game as the pair refused to shake hands at the final whistle.
Authorities could well take action against the two managers after the latest altercation, but Wenger showed no remorse for his actions.
He said after the game: “”I don’t regret it. What is there to regret? I wanted to go from A to B and somebody confronted me before B without any sign of welcome.
“B was Sanchez, to see how badly he was injured. Honestly, I don’t listen to what he says. You could see if I really try to push. Come on.”
Mourinho admitted that it was not the first time his temper has boiled over on the touchline but refused to take blame for the fracas.
The defeat leaves Wenger with a miserable record against the Special One – without a win in 12 attempts against his rival.
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